Kwok-wing Chau

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Accurate time-and site-specific forecasts of streamflow and reservoir inflow are important in effective hydropower reservoir management and scheduling. Traditionally, autoregressive moving-average (ARMA) models have been used in modelling water resource time series as a standard representation of stochastic time series. Recently, artificial neural network(More)
Design of liquid retaining structures involves many decisions to be made by the designer based on rules of thumb, heuristics, judgment, code of practice and previous experience. Various design parameters to be chosen include configuration, material, loading, etc. A novice engineer may face many difficulties in the design process. Recent developments in(More)
Abstr act. Several artificial neural network (ANN) models with a feed-forward, back-propagation network structure and various training algorithms, are developed to forecast daily and monthly river flow discharges in Manwan Reservoir. In order to test the applicability of these models, they are compared with a conventional time series flow prediction model.(More)
With the development of computing technology, numerical models are often employed to simulate flow and water quality processes in coastal environments. However, the emphasis has conventionally been placed on algorithmic procedures to solve specific problems. These numerical models, being insufficiently user-friendly, lack knowledge transfers in model(More)
Abstr act. The choice of good construction site layout is inherently difficult, yet has a significant impact on both monetary and time saving. It is desirable to encapsulate systematically the heuristic expertise and empirical knowledge into the decision making process by applying the latest artificial intelligence technology. This paper describes a(More)